Google AdSense vs. Media.net: Which One is better?

This question has been gaining more grounds in many internet marketing forums lately and no one has ever actually stated which one is better between the both of them, in this article I’m going to state the difference between both of them and let you choose for yourself which one to monetize your blog or website with.

What are they?

Google AdSense and Media.net are both contextual ads and Contextual advertising is a form of targeted advertising for advertisements appearing on websites or other media, such as content displayed in mobile browsers. The advertisements themselves are selected and served by automated systems based on the content displayed to the user. A contextual advertising system scans the text of a website for keywords and returns advertisements to the webpage based on those keywords. The advertisements may be displayed on the webpage or as pop-up ads which isn’t always cool. For example, if the user is viewing a website pertaining to blogging tips and that website uses contextual advertising, the user may see advertisements for blogging-related companies, such as blogging tools or blog designers and so on. They are what most new bloggers of nowadays create blog for and without the proper information they get discouraged and quit blogging without making a dime.

Advantages of Google AdSense over Media.net

Google AdSense is a contextual advertising program, as is Google Content-Targeted Advertising. This program was one of the first of its kind. The ads appear in search results and on websites within Google’s Content Network and its much more popular than media.net. It has been there for ages and it still is the best according to some people. One clear advantage of Google AdSense over Media.net is the approval process, a Google AdSense account isn’t so hard to get provided one follows all the terms and services Google supplied, unlike Media.net which is so hard to get, one has to get a very high number of page views monthly to get such an account. Another advantage of Google AdSense over Media.net is the fact that Google AdSense Ads are more targeted than that of media.net. Clearly you can see the media.net ads on this blog isn’t that targeted.

Advantages of Media.net over Google AdSense

Media.net is also a contextual advertising program owned by Yahoo and Bing together, it allows publishers in the Media.net Network serve automatic text adverts that are targeted to site content and audience. This program was started not too long ago and has risen to become one of the best contextual ads program there is now, it also appears in search results like Google AdSense and shows up on sites that applied for it. The Major advantage it has over Google AdSense is that it’s Per Impression, it simply means you get paid even though no one clicks on the ads, all you have to do is get a good amount of traffic to your website and you would be making more money.

Which One Is Better!

Choosing which one is better is a question everyone has to answer for themselves, because if I tell you Google AdSense was better a lot of people would definitely disagree with me. So you have to choose which one suits your blog better.

Which One I Prefer

I know you may be wondering which one of the two contextual ads I actually prefer, so I’m going to tell you which one I do. Matter is I really can’t choose which one is better for my blog so I’m going for both, so I’ll just add 3 Google AdSense unit and one Media.net unit to the blog since it’s based on impression. At the time of this post my Google AdSense account isn’t active because I have unresolved issues with Google but it will be back. Overall though I think I still prefer Google AdSense.

Final Thoughts

Well don’t let what I prefer be what you prefer, instead study them both closely and try to decide which one suits your blog more, consider factors like which one brings in more money daily, targeted ads and some other minor factor you should probably be aware of. And I’d like to know which one you actually prefer between the two of them, or do you prefer some other contextual Ad network? Let us know by using the comment box.


Comments

  1. says

    I think adSense is the best and always will be because many people had success and still getting good checks by adsense this the first time i hear about Media net but i think G adsense is the best

  2. says

    Even I think Google AdSense is the best. It looks much attractive than any other network. There may be many others that pays more than AdSense, but currently AdSense is the best!

  3. says

    I’m certainly going to go in for Google. Hey! I’m already with google adsense.
    It reliable since the likes of Adbrite will soon be shutting down. So who knows what’s likely to happen to meda.net

  4. abhi says

    one thing that proves media.net better is that there are experts that actually look after ads placed on your website page. and change as per the article thus improving clicks and your revenue ..adsense sucks ! you will see it soon

  5. says

    I would rather prefer media.net because now a days it hard to get your sites approved for adsense.
    They sometime disable your accounts without any valid reason.I remember when i first applied for my blog in 2011 it got approved just for 5 post and that time my site contains some hacking post.But when I apply now they disaprove my application everytime.So those how already have their adsense account approved should stick with google and those like me or beginner should start with medai.net ads , as its hard to get in google now a days as they refuse blog application in high frequency and are only interested in big websites like for example tech websites : phonearena.com, phonedod.com, igyaan.in.But our websites don’t have a chance.

    I wish that it will give a tuff competition to Google Adsense

  6. says

    I think media net is cool also but am kinda confused.

    My confusion is: can I use both Adsense ads and Media Net ads on the same blog / page? I just applied for Media Net account and got Approved, so I would like to try it but my fear is compatibility with Adsense.

    • says

      Hey Azubuike,i have seen many publishers using Media.net and Google ads both on their websites.So there is no problem using ads from these two ad networks.They are compatible.

  7. says

    Google Adsense banned my account for a couple of times. I tried to use Chitika and Infolinks to earn more income and Im doing good well and double my income. Now, I just got approved by Media Net and I’ll try if this is really a good alternative to Google Adsense.

  8. says

    I am using Adsense from more than 6 months and recently I got approved for Media.NET Advertisements. Media.NET Ads are based on Impressions but due to their look, they attracts much CTR which is decreasing my revenue from Google Adsense Reasonably and generating very few revenue at Media.NET Accounts. Its my 3rd day with Media.NET. I am thinking to remove it or put just a smaller ad unit on the right sidebar.

  9. says

    I am approved for AdSense very easily and my blog even gets 3k+ page views daily but Media.NET never replies me back. I tried applying for it but never got reply in 2 weeks many times. Can you tell me anything what I could do.

  10. says

    I am not able to get my site approved by Adsense as it always said “copyrighted materials” and i have removed all the links… no idea what to do? I will give media.net a try….

  11. says

    Can I wait for sometime and then place Media.Net ads? As I already got approval from from Google AdSense and now Media.Net too and I want to keep AdSense ads at this time. So, if I wait sometime and didn’t place Media.Net ads than will there be any problem? Can Media.Net disable my account?

  12. says

    Just started using media.net 1 day passed and got 0.40$ with just 1 ad placed on my site.Now placed ads on proper positions lets see what i get now ! :)

  13. says

    I have been using media.net for a little while now. At the beginning, it was amazing; however, lately it has gotten very low. I have thinking of removing the ads competently. Maybe i need to put them in certain categories. I really don’t want to give up on media.net because at least you can talk to a person… not like adsense.

  14. says

    Really Media.net is a Scam it is not even close to Google Adsense, and when we use Media.net just in beginning it offers good RPM rates and then the rates starts decreasing and becomes 0.06 to 0.12 which is very cheap and when we remove their Ads so the last revenue calculated increases lol its just because we start using them again SCAMMERS ! anyway Google Adsense Rocks and is still at no. 1. BTW Nice Post bro :)

  15. says

    I have never tried media.net but my experience with Adsense was not good. So kind of little skeptical on using them. Still, will try on my new blog.

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